What is the GSIS Publications Course?

Publications is one of the many elective classes offered to upper secondary students at GSIS. Many students join Publications despite knowing nothing about the course because they believe the class is a source of free “GPA boost”. However, any student that takes Publications would quickly refute that statement.  Continue reading What is the GSIS Publications Course?

Multitasking: When it Works and When it Doesn’t

Whether it’s eating while reading or watching YouTube while studying for an upcoming exam, multitasking is a common habit for most. Despite its popularity, studies have shown that multitasking can not only hinder your efficiency on either task but can actually have cognitive repercussions. However, this doesn’t mean that you should never multitask as there are instances where multitasking can improve your performance. Continue reading Multitasking: When it Works and When it Doesn’t

Pomodoro: An Effective Study System

Tivan George, News Writer For a period of one week, I explored something called a “Pomodoro”. Although it is known as an ingredient of a sauce accompanying pasta in italian cuisine, it is also, in fact, a study system. This system was created by Francesco Cirillo in the early 1990s, so he could boost the working efficiency of his employees as well as himself. It … Continue reading Pomodoro: An Effective Study System

GSIS students, too critical on J&J Catering?

William Lee, News Writer Ever looked at your lunch tray and felt disappointed? Well, you’re not alone. Cafeteria food has always been a serious debate among International School students, especially between GSIS students. Now this sparks up the hot issue, are any of the students at any of the international schools satisfied with their school dishes? A typical GSIS lunch would consist of rice, a … Continue reading GSIS students, too critical on J&J Catering?

DO YOU WANT TO SUCCEED IN THE PERSONAL PROJECT!?

(Image from Gyeonggi Suwon International School) Grade nine students, need help for your Personal Project in order to get the MYP certificate? Well following the tips given from the 10th-graders will most definitely help you succeed.  The Personal Project is a project that every 10th-grader in the Middle Year Programme must complete. The main goal of the Personal Project is to help the students research … Continue reading DO YOU WANT TO SUCCEED IN THE PERSONAL PROJECT!?

Effects of Technology on Students

News Writer, Tivan George Technology, the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, has developed throughout the years, often changing lives. So how will its advancement affect the 21st Century students? From the invention of the computer to the creation of Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster, technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. This also opens up new possibilities for the 21st Century students. Rikumu Shigeta, … Continue reading Effects of Technology on Students

Learning part 1: What is learning?

Tivan George, news writer Humans are one of the most adaptable species to exist, due to their ability to learn and apply what they learned or innately knew to new situations in order to survive. Being taught, having expectations to learn, and having expectations to apply that knowledge is something all students can relate to. To learn better, you first need to fully know what … Continue reading Learning part 1: What is learning?

Avoid all-nighters and struggling through school by following these simple tips

Alice Park, News Editor The school year can become very overwhelming for some, and who could blame them? With an overabundance of summatives and extracurriculars, maintaining good habits and skills is crucial to stay on top of your work. Here’s the good news: there is a way to avoid all those countless all-nighters, never-ending portals of overdue formatives, and forgetting everything you studied at 3 … Continue reading Avoid all-nighters and struggling through school by following these simple tips

10 Life lessons Disney taught a 15 year old girl

News Writer, Alice Park Most of us can say Disney was a major part of our childhood, whether it was through shows or movies. But what we didn’t realise, was Disney has been teaching us essential life lessons all along. Like most of the other kids around my age, I used to watch Disney channel almost every single day, cooped up on my sofa, and … Continue reading 10 Life lessons Disney taught a 15 year old girl